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Larry Ellison's 15 Boldest Statements At Oracle OpenWorld

Joseph Tsidulko

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison took center stage at Oracle OpenWorld and didn't hold back on knocking down competitors while sharing his vision for Oracle Cloud's future.

Smart Cars And Smart Clouds 

[Larry Ellison sits on the Tesla board and is one of its largest shareholders.] 

Tesla, we're very excited to get that car out soon and before anyone else. Autonomous driving will cut your Uber bill in half, and that's important, but 30,000 people a year die on our highways. By eliminating human labor and human error, autonomous systems are going to save tens of thousands of lives.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems are so fundamentally different than what came before, it marks a new generation in compute technology.

Eliminating human labor is the biggest economic benefit of this second-generation cloud. Layered on top of the biggest economic benefit of the first-generation cloud, which is only paying for what you use when you use it.

 
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